Thursday, February 12, 2009

Nothin' Special

I'm afraid there isn't much new to report on the knitting front tonight. I'm still plugging away at my brother-in-law's Noro Striped Scarf, which is starting to lose it's appeal a little bit. I keep wanting to plunge into the knitting basket and work on my Clapotis...

But unfortunately when I finish the scarf, the next finished object has to be the Pacific Islands stole, and I'll tell you why. Phil's been invited to participate in another kite festival, this time in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Not only are our flights paid for, but our wonderful friends are graciously letting us stay in their fabulous condo, right on the beach. So I've got to finish the stole as a Thank You gift. I've got less than 2 months to finish and block this baby...

I've also been meaning to show you some beautiful handspun that my cousin Jessica gave me for Christmas (I only got it a few weeks ago).

Of course, right now I seem to have misplaced the card, even though I saw it a few days ago when I took this skein out for a sniff and a squeeze (admit it, you do that too!), so I can't give you ALL the pertinent information, but I CAN tell you that it's 163 yards of soft, sproingy 2-ply that's a blend of dark lamb's wool and dyed angora rabbit. Soooo soft... I just know it'll make a fabulous hat. Someday...

I signed Émilie up to her future school today, got all her papers in (as well as a hefty cheque - ugh!). I recently found out that the daughter of a friend I used to work with at McDonald's about 15 years ago (ah, Facebook, how I love thee) will also be attending the same school in the fall, they might even wind up in the same class. Small world, idn't it?

Happy Knitting Everyone! I'm going to try to knock out a couple more inches on that scarf...

6 comments:

Sinéad said...

mmm yummy yarn, I love the colour changes in it. And congrats on getting Émilie into school. I bet she'll love it.
I think the stole would be a really lovely thank you gift!

Sereknitty said...

Oooo, after all the snow we've had this winter, Florida sounds divine!

Everytime I see that Pacific stole, I get the 'i wanna's' -- that is such an amazing colour!

kate-the-enabler said...

I'm fairly consistently stunned (ok, shamed?) by your generosity as a knitter. It's awfully nice of you to be willing to give up that really lovely stole. I hope the recipient is completely overwhelmed with gratitude.
Florida sounds wonderful, and the Jessica yarn...mmmm.

Alrischa said...

You've got to be careful of Facebook. It's a bit addictive, and takes away a lot of knitting time!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Yummy yarn!

Great reason to need the scarf finished.

birana said...

Facebook.. i had a rush and now I go when I think.. not very often and not for so long ;) But funny for you girls. Nice handspun yarn. And that lace color looks this pacific islands stole.